Wednesday, December 01, 2004
John posted the news that CBS and NBC won't run the UCC ad. Read the language in the UCC release from CBS carefully....
"Because this commercial touches on the exclusion of gay couples and other minority groups by other individuals and organizations," reads an explanation from CBS, "and the fact the Executive Branch has recently proposed a Constitutional Amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, this spot is unacceptable for broadcast on the [CBS and UPN] networks." (emphasis added)
This is really scary. What the fuck does anything the Executive Branch proposes have to do with what ads a television network will take? This is an amazing admission.
CBS is cowering before the Bush Administration. View the ad yourself. It does not say ONE THING about gay marriage. Yet, somehow, a proposal by the Bush Administration to ban gay marriage trumps an anti-discrimination ad from a religious group.